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Data Deficient (DD)

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Diagnosis (1) Snout-vent length in males 11.6-12.5 and SVL in females 13.0-14.5 mm; (2) body bufoniform; (3) skin on top of the head and central part of the back body smooth and without dermal co-ossification; (4) general color orange with dorsal reddish-brown irregular markings, lateral surfaces with small dark brown spots, and belly with brownish spots and small dots. Like other species of the genus Brachycephalus, B. ferruginus is miniaturized with loss of phalanges in the manus and pes; and has a completely ossified pectoral girdle with epicoracoids closely juxtaposed and articulating throughout their lengths, omosternum present, and sternum absent.

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